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Then, at 1635 hours, a further message arrived, also 'in clear', directing Smith-
Dorrien to hand over command of all his troops to General Plumer, the
commander of V Corps, together with such staff officers as Plumer might require.
Plumer took ...
Plumer had seized all his objectives; his army was now in position, ready to
support the advance of Fifth Army out of the Salient. General Plumer had pulled
off one of the great victories of the war, an engagement that ranks with the attack
The first of Plumer's phases had succeeded, and at a comparatively low cost,
Second Army losing 9,000 men killed, wounded and missing, and Fifth Army
around 1 1,000. The German defences around the Salient had not been able to
stop a ...
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THE BACKGROUND TO THE WAR 18711914
THE TURN OF THE TIDE AND THE HUNDRED DAYS JuneNovember 1918 483
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